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20 October 2021

 

Aus publishers attend Frankfurt virtually for second year x

The 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair begins today, with publishers and authors attending the five-day event in-person or virtually through Frankfurt’s digital rights platform. At the... Read more
 
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NSW bookshops reopen, Dymocks unveils flagship store refurbishment x

On 11 October in New South Wales, non-essential retail, including bookshops, opened for fully vaccinated customers for the first time since the state went into... Read more
 

 

Scribe acquires Marson nonfiction book x

Scribe has acquired a nonfiction book about sexual violence by ACT-based prosecutor Katrina Marson. World rights (ex North America) were acquired from Grace Heifetz at... Read more
 
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Laguna wins Colin Roderick Literary Award, new paid internship recipients

Sofie Laguna has won the $20,000 Colin Roderick Literary Award and the H T Priestley Medal for her novel Infinite Splendours (A&U), while the Australia Council released the long-awaited results of its research into Australian international rights sales.

The successful applicants to two new paid internship programs, run by Magabala Books and Writing NSW respectively, were announced this week. Both programs seek to create pathways into the book industry for First Nations and culturally diverse publishing professionals.

For writers, the inaugural Liminal & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize shortlist was revealed this week, as were the latest recipients of Creative Victoria funding. Varuna, the National Writers’ House also launched a new fellowship for Western Sydney writers.

Overseas, as Frankfurt Book Fair kicks off, shortlists for the high-profile UK awards the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry and the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction were announced, while, in Spain, the winner of the €1 million (A$1.57m) Planeta Prize, Carmen Mola, was revealed as a pseudonym for three men.

 

 

Melbourne City of Lit meets Norwich’s The Book Hive

In this series, run in partnership with the Melbourne City of Literature Office, we get to know some of the bookstores in the UNESCO Cities... Read more
 
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Shankari Chandran on ‘Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens’ x

Shankari Chandran’s third novel Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens (Ultimo, January) centres on the Cinnamon Gardens Nursing Home and the community fostered by the Tamil... Read more
 

 

Shankari Chandran recommends x

After Story by Larissa Behrendt (UQP). Now that my local bookstore is open, I’m ordering copies for my friends and then I’m going to pretend... Read more
 

 

Rights round-up x

Sales   Fiction  HarperCollins has sold UK English-language rights to You Be Mother (Meg Mason, Fourth Estate) to Orion Publishing Group Ltd. Nonfiction HarperCollins has... Read more
 

 

Grohl’s ‘The Storyteller’ debuts at number two x

Liane Moriarty’s novel Apples Never Fall is spending its fourth consecutive week at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, followed by Foo Fighters frontman... Read more
 

 

Between the Last Oasis and the Next Mirage: Writing on Australia (Guy Rundle, MUP) x

Guy Rundle lives off his wits. Correspondent-at-large for Crikey, a founding editor of the left-wing journal Arena, former sketch comedy show producer and famed writer... Read more
 

 

Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens (Shankari Chandran, Ultimo, January) x

Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens immerses the reader in the microcosm of the Cinnamon Gardens Nursing Home. Against the backdrop of the heartbreaking trauma of the... Read more
 

 

Kill Your Brother (Jack Heath, A&U) x

Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath is a taut thriller brimming with suspense and secrets. In regional NSW, a sister’s desperate search for her missing brother... Read more
 

 

I Really Dig Pizza! (Archie & Reddie #1) (Candy James, HarperCollins, December) x

Australian husband-and-wife team Candy and James are a creative powerhouse whose designs have been stocked at institutions including MoMA. Writing under the pseudonym Candy James,... Read more
 

 

Read the latest Publishers Weekly x

Books+Publishing is partnering with US trade news magazine Publishers Weekly to provide our subscribers with exclusive access to the weekly digital edition of PW magazine.... Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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